Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Star Wars Video Games Get It Where Lucas' Movies Didn't
That's right Star Wars fans. You get a much better experience for your money's worth with the video games being released by Lucasfilm than George Lucas' movie division. The cinematic interludes in the video games show a much more rich and entertaining background and interaction between characters than Lucas could convey in the prequels.
Sure, the movies were gorgeous and shot with the top of the line technology when they were released, but they lacked soul. That carried through in the visuals and pretty soon you couldn't care about what happened to the characters. Check that. You hoped some of them would die (Jar Jar, I'm looking at you). That they did not was a major letdown. Characters that you hoped would stick around a little while ended up getting sliced in half even though it would have been more entertaining to see Darth Maul connive and backstab (literally and figuratively) with Count Dooku and even with Anakin Skywalker in the wings.
There were so many directions that could have gone, but instead we got a mess of storywriting and wooden performances. It was sad when the best performances were by R2D2 and Yoda.
And yet, there are ruminations that Lucas may be attempting to put together another Star Wars movie trilogy. However, the Lucasfilm flacks have denied the rumors.